This is me, not getting on my soapbox and derailing a thread about head shooting...you should be proud of me.I am still a little confused over these rules.
Comparing it to the UK, the deer are wild, they aren't owned by anyone whilst they are alive, however, once the die, they become the property of the landowner whose property they died on, 99% of the time the landowner will give permission to find it, but on doing so it's their's to do with as they please, @leec270 is an expert tracker and is often called upon to track wounded deer.
To alleviate this happening there are a lot of hunters in the UK, (not me) who head shoot deer, not ethical in my opinion, boiler room for me, or neck shot at close range.
Seeing it from a non resident alien's point of view surely the private landowner has everything to gain by keeping the meat, or isn't that permitted?
Or by doing so are they just encouraging more hunters to shoot too close to boundaries, I guess that must be the case?